Welcome to BYOD at Te Kura Tuarua o Te Kamo.
Students are encouraged to bring a personal computing device for use in class to support their learning. The school has reviewed which devices are best suited for our students’ needs and they may bring either a MacBook, a Windows laptop, an iPad with a keyboard or a Chromebook as their digital learning device.Please feel free to e-mail me if this BYOD page does not answer your queries.Ngā mihi Alex Wallace (Mr)Director of ICT: alex.wallace@kamohigh.school.nz

BYOD @ KHS

(BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)

“Security and upkeep of a student-owned device is the responsibility of the student. The owner of the device is responsible for insurance coverage.

Te Kura Tuarua o Te Kamo is not liable for any damage or theft for student owned devices”.

Passwords for BYOD devices: Students can request a password to join their laptop, iPad with a keyboard or chromebook to the KHS BYOD WIFI NETWORK using the BYOD WIFI CODES link on the Student Intranet. BYOD passwords are for student laptops only. There will be no student smart phones connected to the KHS BYOD WIFI.


Student BYOD Care and Security: (some tips to help you keep your device from being damaged and your accounts & data safe)


  • Portable devices should be protected by a username and password. This should not be disclosed to other students.

  • Always store the laptops in a protective bag. Do not store anything else inside the laptop bag. (Chargers, papers)

  • Avoid storing your laptop at the bottom of your school bag – pressure from books can damage the screen and hinges.

  • Carry your laptop within its protective cover inside your normal school bag. Do not overfill your school bag. (Pressure on the laptop can cause permanent damage to the screen and other components)

  • Never lift the laptop by the screen. This will stress the hinge mechanism, which also carries the data and power supply to the screen.

  • Never leave your laptop in unsupervised areas during the school day.

  • Ensure that the virus and malware protection on portable devices is kept up to date.

  • Saving and Backup – Students are responsible for their own backup of critical data at all times. This may be through a USB drive, SD card, external drive, or cloud-based solution. Students have access to Google Drive via their school account with unlimited storage.